I believe the comparison was apt, although there are others. An employee is accused of something sufficiently serious to warrant removal from a position if true. Pending due process the employee is removed from their position. Suspension with pay (or administrative leave) is simply the quickest way to get there as it requires no due process nor any implications of guilt. Many people think that if the allegations are of a very serious nature that the employee should be suspended without pay. I think that this gets into some murky waters of bypassing due process and operating on an assumption of guilt.